At HCL Technologies, an information technology services firm, employees operate across 500 points of presence in India as well as 30 other countries. With the world as their office, staying connected can be a challenge.
After finding that many employees struggled to conduct business and comply with company policy while traveling, HCL engineered the Go Mobile program, a flight of mobile apps that enable business actions to be performed remotely.
Employees can submit reports, claim expenses and view company news from their fingertips using the apps HCL developed. Since the first apps launched in 2013, the initiative has helped cut costs, reduce cycle time and streamline decision-making, and the apps have an 86 percent approval rate from employees using them.
For harnessing mobile technology to empower employees, HCL Technologies is the Silver Optimas Awards winner for Innovation.